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Bug: Battlefield merchant disappearing #250243
20/06/04 09:08 PM
20/06/04 09:08 PM
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Los Angeles
wonkawonka Offline OP
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Patch 1.45 on clean install.
I'm in Act II, battlefields level 1.

One of the merchants is Keith, the white-haird wizard type, on the west side. In my game he is standing behind (north of) a building. I can walk behind the building and talk to him, as he can be seen through the building.

At some point yesterday, I came back to the battlefield and noticed that while Keith could be seen in the minimap as a dot, I couldn't find him any more on the main screen. However, if I spoke to another merchant while Keith should be in the screen area still, while I was in the conversation he would show up. As soon as I quit the conversation, he would either disappear or remain.

If he did remain, I couldn't click on him to initiate a conversation, even though his green circle subscript would highlight as the mouse would move over him.
In addition, if he did remain, he would disappear for good as soon as I moved away from his area. I could only make him reappear through the merchant conversation trick, but he would still be unusable.

I also noticed that when he was seen, he would be located a little lower than originally, which put him right inside the building.

I had to revert back to an earlier save, as I tried all to no avail (saving again, going in and out of battlefields, leaving area, etc...).

Anyone had this bug?

Re: Bug: Battlefield merchant disappearing [Re: wonkawonka] #250244
20/06/04 11:14 PM
20/06/04 11:14 PM
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A couple people have run into that problem. I don't recall any fixes being mentioned.

Re: Bug: Battlefield merchant disappearing [Re: Raze] #250245
22/06/04 04:31 AM
22/06/04 04:31 AM
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Los Angeles
wonkawonka Offline OP
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Thanks. No luck then. Luckily I "only" lost 4 hours of play.
There seems to be way too many bugs in this game.

Re: Bug: Battlefield merchant disappearing [Re: wonkawonka] #250246
22/06/04 04:49 AM
22/06/04 04:49 AM
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Ive had it too, its completely random!

After doing the 1st 2 dungeons I came back to sell my loot and possible EQ upgrades and she was stood outside the house again.

I guess you just need to have alot of patience or luck to get her outside the house again.

//Inel.


Don't play when you have a mushroom phobia! o.O xD
Re: Bug: Battlefield merchant disappearing [Re: wonkawonka] #690832
12/10/20 01:31 PM
12/10/20 01:31 PM
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There's a trick to get around that problem: just alt-tab until the npc is visible again. If you open the small map, you will see the green dot, but not the merchant in the game. Alt-tabbing makes the dot move into visibility again, you will see the dot moving after every alt-tab. Sometimes the merchants are in a building and you have a chance to get them out with the alt-tab-method.
There is a nother thread about this problem:

http://forums.larian.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=348836


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